The World Bowls Tour are pleased to announce a brand new and exciting World ranking event with a different concept. The new UK Open in association with LEAN2SUCCEED will take place at the very popular Stanley IBC from Thursday 31st March till Saturday 2nd April 2022.
This event will be streamed by Optical Media live to our Facebook and YouTube platforms.
32 players will compete for the title, the draw will be filled by the Top 16 players from the WBT ranking list and 16 qualifiers.
So, what’s new? On completion of the first-round matches, a fresh live draw will be made to determine who plays whom all the way up to the Grand Final. Also, this year, on top of having the normal show rink, we will also be using 3 of the outer rinks at the same time a bit like Snooker. This means we will be taking a huge number of qualifiers through from the PBA qualifiers, this is the best chance a PBA members will have had to get into a World ranking event in many years.
There will be no shot clock in operation for the duration of this event. Players will also be allowed to wear their own bowls shirt, this will allow the players to have their own identify for a change (shirt designs to be approved, of course). Players will also be allowed to use their own bowls providing they are not blue, blue bowls on a blue carpet will be extremely hard to see for the spectators/viewers on the rinks and I’m sure you will all understand.
UK qualifiers will also take place at the Stanley IBC on the three days prior to the main event. Please see the PBA Bowls Facebook account in the next few days for further details of these qualifiers, of which I’m sure you will not want to miss.
Want to take advantage of this incredible event?
For this event, we will be offering businesses the chance to advertise on one of our rink side boards, this package also comes with pop up streaming advertisements for the duration of this event. For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please see the link below for the fixtures for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday qualifying games.